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Top Bars In Philadelphia To Experience The 2013 Super Bowl

January 24, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Chickie's and Pete's sports bar.  File photo provided)

(Chickie’s and Pete’s sports bar. File photo provided)

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan looking for the perfect spot to watch the big game, or you just like a great party, you’ll have no trouble finding plenty of bars in Philadelphia where you and your friends can enjoy the game. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast from New Orleans, and it’s a safe bet you’ll be happily watching the game from one of these top Philadelphia area bars.
Bourbon Blue Restaurant and Canal Lounge
2 Rector St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 508-3360
www.bourbonblue.com

Sundays are always fun days at Bourbon Blue with $3 Blue Moon drafts and half off bottles of wine to help keep the good times rolling. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of New Orleans at this Manayunk bar and eatery, which is just the spot to watch Superbowl XLVII while you and your friends enjoy a tasty spread of faves like pulled pork sandwiches, jambalaya, baked pasta, chef salads and nachos.

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Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
823 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4904
(215) 665-9500
www.cavsrittenhouse.com

With more than 20 HDTVs, you won’t miss a minute of the biggest game of the year at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. You can’t go wrong with the popular tailgate menu, and this Rittenhouse Square restaurant and pub does it up right for Superbowl Sunday. Enjoy typical game-day grub including winning wings, burgers, sandwiches, cheesesteaks and more, as well as your favorite beer and spirits. You’ll find something for everyone on the menu, including some of the best chicken and shrimp tacos you’ll find anywhere. Everything’s better fried, they say, and Cavanaugh’s fried cheesecake doesn’t disappoint either!

Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500
www.chickiesandpetes.com

Chickie’s & Pete’s is an award-winning must-visit spot if you want to truly experience all Philadelphia has to offer, and the South Philly location is the perfect spot to catch the big game and enjoy great food and drink with your friends. With 24,000 square feet and TVs you can see from any seat in the house, you won’t miss a moment of the big game-day excitement. Don’t forget to load up on Chickie’s & Pete’s signature crab fries, a must-have game day treat you won’t want to miss. Oh, and get there early, as this location fills up fast.

Flanigan’s Boat House
113 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-2628
www.flanboathouse.com

There’s no way to miss that big play at Flanigan’s Boat House; you’ll have a great view of the game no matter where you sit. With game-day specials and a great assortment of draft and bottled beer, this Conshohocken pub and eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy the Superbowl game with your friends. In addition to Flanigan’s Baja fish tacos and baby-back ribs, Flanigan’s burgers and sandwiches won’t disappoint.

The Fox and Hound
1501 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-8610
www.foxandhound.com

In addition to so many different beers they had to put them all in a book, this pub has something for everyone, including specialty cocktails, margaritas and wine. You won’t miss out on all of the game-day essentials; The Fox and Hound has them all, including burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more. Don’t worry about missing that big play, you’ll have the perfect seat to watch the big game no matter where you sit.

Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-8220
www.manayunkbrewery.com

While it may not be warm enough to sit out on the expansive patio overlooking the Schuylkill River, Manayunk Brewing Company is the perfect spot to enjoy the game in a festive setting with friends and family. In addition to a game day spread including house beers, wings and pizza, you’ll enjoy handcrafted beers and ales and a menu with something for every taste, including pub favorites like Brew House Nachos, wings and quesadillas.

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Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. She earned a masters degree in recreation administration from George Williams College and managed programs in the Midwest, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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